T.J. Dillashaw was a huge winner at UFC 173 Saturday night, becoming the new bantamweight champion and taking home an extra $100,000 in bonus money.
Dillashaw earned a fifth round TKO victory over Renan Barao, earning both a “Performance of the Night” and sharing “Fight of the Night” with Barao.
The win for Dillashaw (10-2) snapped a nine-year unbeaten streak by the Brazilian and brought the UFC title to Team Alpha Male for the first time.
Mitch Clarke also picked up $50,000 with a “Performance of the Night” bonus after finishing Al Iaquinta on the prelims.
The attendance was announced at 11,036 for a live gate of $1.7 million in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.